Why Outer Banks Vacation Rentals Surpass Hotels


Imagine...spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic. Radiant golden sunsets over the sound. Pristine windswept beaches and rolling dunes covered in swaying sea oats. A place of unparalleled beauty and also near-infinite activities. Now, imagine...renting an entire house for your beach vacation.

Situated on a 100-mile stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks have become a well-known destination for family vacations and reunions, business retreats, weddings, romantic weekend getaways, golf trips and girls' getaways.


Total relaxation and pleasure on your own terms. An experience catered expressly to your style and your needs, with memories to last a lifetime. When you choose an Outer Banks vacation rental from Seaside Vacations, you’ll enjoy space, privacy, multiple rooms, fully appointed kitchens and baths, and other thoughtful details of home.

Here are the top 10 reasons how Outer Banks vacation rentals by Seaside Vacations outweigh (and outstay) hotels:


1.  More for Your Money

An oceanfront hotel room can cost as much as $299/night during the summer. The average cost per night, per person in an oceanfront Outer Banks vacation rental home?  As low as $45 a night!  And the hotel room can’t boast a private gourmet kitchen, expansive multi-level decks, private pools and hot tubs…


2. Limitless Options

Which would you prefer?  Spending your beach vacation in a hotel room that looks like every other hotel room in America?  Or…relaxing in your own private Outer Banks vacation rental?  The choice is yours…play some tennis next to your resort villa, listen to the waves break from the balcony of your oceanfront estate, watch the radiant sunsets from the porch of your sound front home…or watch the final putt on the 18th hole from your golf course home.  When you want to get away from it all, Seaside Vacations can make it happen.


3. Privacy Please

No more cramped hotel rooms, no more housekeepers knocking and no more noisy strangers on the other side of the wall. Just the comfort, privacy and freedom of a lovely home — all right beside the country’s most unforgettable beaches, golfing, fishing, water sports and more.


4. Your Own Mini-Resort

From game rooms with pool tables to theater rooms with surround sound, the options for fun are limitless.  Plus, with each Outer Banks vacation rental homeboasting its own private kitchen, it’s easy to plan and host large family dinners without the hassle of traffic, reservations or hard to please taste buds.


5. Pools and Hot Tubs

No pool or hot tub hours. No lifeguard. No sharing. When you stay in an Outer Banks vacation rental, the pools and hot tubs are for your own private use. And if you feel like a midnight swim, well, it’s all yours.


6. You Need (and Get) Your Space

Feel like catching up on your beach read while you relax by the pool?  Husband ready to grill out?  Kids demanding to play foosball?  With our wide selection of Outer Banks vacation homes, the entire family will have plenty of space to relax, unwind and truly stretch out.


7. Say “I Do”

Outer Banks vacation rentals offer you a unique location, with extraordinary amenities, to host your Outer Banks wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner (as well as guest accommodations).  Enjoy a romantic beachside ceremony and then a fabulous reception….right in your own home!


8. Even Dogs Need a Little “R&R”

Let the doggie friend you love join you on your Outer Banks vacation. Whether you’re visiting for work or play, what could be more wonderful than spending time with your favorite furry friend on our beautiful beaches?

Our dog-friendly homes come in all shapes and all sizes and some even have fenced exercise yards attached to the pool area. How cool would it be to relax in your own private pool while you watch your pal romp in his own private play area? Now that’s a vacation the whole family will enjoy.


9. Well-Equipped

We know the drive to get to your beach vacation can be a long one.  That’s why our owners have done some of the work for you.  From beach chairs and DVDs to baby equipment and games, most Outer Banks vacation rental homes are well-stocked…so you can leave those things at home and make more room for…. FUN!




10. Wear Flip Flops to Work

The wide variety of peaceful settings mixed with the unique blend of premier properties makes vacation rentals the perfect location for Outer Banks meetings. Imagine…hosting your next meeting in a crowded hotel conference room.  Or….discussing ideas around a large table overlooking the beautiful blue Atlantic.  Where would you be most creative?



Family-owned and operated since 1990, Seaside Vacations is a full-service property management and vacation home provider located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Seaside Vacations offers guests a wide variety of Outer Banks vacation rentals inCorolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. From cozy 1-bedroom condominiums to large private 10-bedroom homes, choose from nearly 300 Outer Banks vacation rentals – each with their own special features. Whether you prefer luxurious living or simple seaside comfort, Seaside Vacations has the perfect Outer Banks vacation waiting for you.

Book your reservation online today or call 866.884.0627 to take advantage of great rates and the exclusive events of Club Seaside.

And also, be sure to check out our Outer Banks vacation specials.

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